Science on Screen®: International Sports Lawyer, Paul Greene, & the film “Icarus”

Today, Sep 26
  • Today, Sep 26

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Outdoor Science on Screen Event

Run Time: 150 min. Release Year: 2017

Please join us at The Gem for our outdoor Science on Screen event on Saturday, September 26th at 6:30pm. We will have a presentation, given remotely, by Paul Greene at 6:30pm, followed by the film Icarus at 7pm.

6:30pm: Paul Greene, “The Real World of Anti-Doping” told from an international sports lawyer’s point of view.

Paul Greene is a Portland-based international sports lawyer who has handled some of the world’s highest profile anti-doping matters over the past decade.  Paul was involved in the appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland that involved the subject matter at the heart of Icarus, the award winning film about Russia and doping.  His talk will detail the real world of anti-doping.

7:00pm: Icarus

Film Synopsis: When filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic gold are all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history.

This event will be free for ALL thanks to the Science on Screen grant received by The Gem. Seating will be limited to 50 and tickets must be reserved online. Concessions will be available for sale.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Please bring a blanket/sleeping bag and a lawn chair for your own comfort and safety. This will be held in the outdoor theater located behind The Gem. Tickets must be reserved/purchased online.

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